Dodge Viper SRT10

The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 returns with a coupe model unavailable since the 2003 Dodge Viper’s introduction of the convertible top. Both models are now available. The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Roadster and Coupe are the ultimate American sports cars and icons of the Dodge brand.

An aluminum-block 8.3-liter (505 cubic-inch) V-10 engine powers the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10, generating 510 horsepower (380 kW) and 535 lb.-ft. (725 N•m) of torque – 90 percent of it available in the 1,500- to 5,600-rpm range. And with all that power comes certification as a Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV). Transferring the Dodge Viper SRT10’s power to the rear wheels is a heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission.

Stopping power is another carefully developed part of the Viper SRT10 equation, with 14-inch brake rotors gripped by Brembo 44/40 dual opposing piston calipers in the front and Brembo 42/38 dual opposing calipers in the rear. This system results in a world-class braking performance of 60 mph-to-zero in less than 100 feet.

Dodge Viper SRT10 performance is further defined by a race-bred aluminum, four-wheel independent suspension featuring lightweight, high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, damped by lightweight coil-over shock absorbers. Power is delivered to the pavement via a Dana 44-4 Hydra-Lok speed-sensing limited-slip differential.

The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 rides on forged aluminum, polished 18- x 10-inch front and 19- x 13-inch rear wheels, clad in Michelin zero-pressure run-flat tires. Each tire includes low-pressure sensors in the valve stem.

The Dodge Viper SRT10 will be sold through an extended 2006 model year, and will not be offered as a 2007 model-year vehicle.

Source: Dodge press; Mecum Auctions

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